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Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Randy Bates is an excellent lawyer. He pushes hard for his clients and represents them well. But he advises his clients well too, meaning he can help structure good resolutions that don't involve going to Court, if need be."